Hello 2019!

Hello to 2019! Check out my first blog post of the year here. I feel good things coming soon.

2019 Appearances:

May:

Comicpalooza: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX. May 10th-12th. I will be at booth #3240 the whole weekend. I don’t know the panel schedule yet, but will post any panels I’m on as soon as I have it.

Copperfield’s Books Anniversary and Local Author Fair: Copperfield’s Books, 8220 Louetta Rd, Ste 106, Spring, Texas 77379. May 18th 10-30- 4 pm.

Join Copperfield’s as we celebrate their 5th anniversary with our third annual local author fair! Nearly 25 local artists and authors of adult, young adult and children’s fiction, as well as non-fiction inspirational and spiritual authors will be on hand to meet and greet and share their latest works. Stop in and support the local artist and author community, and enjoy free refreshments, giveaways, raffle prizes and more!

July:

All the Books: Hyatt Regency Houston Intercontinental Airport, 425 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, TX 77060. July 27th, 10am – 4:30pm. Regular updates can be found on the FB page.

August:

East TX Book Bash: Harvey Hall Convention Center – 2000 West Front Street – Tyler, TX 75702. August 3rd, 1pm – 4pm (12:30 entry for VIPs). Regular updates can be found on the FB page.

Additional appearances may be added later. If there’s an event you would like to meet me at, please shoot me an email: ms_missyjane@yahoo.com.

Let Your Geek Flag Fly High!

Here is yet another belated blog post as I recall my awesome Memorial Day weekend at Comicpalooza in Houston. One of the things I love most about this event is that it’s in my home town, so I get to attend the entire weekend with little fuss.


There are always so many amazing costumes at this con, it’s hard to get photos of them all. I didn’t take nearly enough this year! In the ones I’m posting here I blacked out the faces of innocent bystanders who might not want their faces all over my blog.

There’s always such a great mix of costumes. From superheroes to comic book characters, movie characters, and even storybook characters.

Like any good con, Comicpalooza is loaded with panels and workshops. This year’s Literary track was amazing. One panel was all about Celtic writing. Cornelia Amiri, and Heather and Christopher Dunbar really know their stuff in this genre. I was very impressed.

I was honored to share a panel on Brainstorming, Mind Mapping, and Free Writing with Leo King, George Wright Padgett, and Emily Evans. I’ll never think of Frankenstein the same way again.


Doctors abounded at the con but unfortunately I didn’t get a photo with one. I did the next best thing and tried to run away in a Tardis instead.


Since the Tardis was apparently out of gas I considered the Jurassic park jeep…but then I remembered how that turned out in the movies.



Was there a van in that far, far, away space, a long, long time ago?




The Millennium Falcon could’ve used a paint job like this!



Spending too much money at conventions is easy, but I was honored to help support Bustin For Autism in some small way by buying these hand-made pillows.


It’s great seeing local businesses there as well, such as the Texas Art Supply. How cool is this body painting?!



Comicpalooza has more artists than you can count, but have you ever seen life-size origami action heroes? Here is Master Origami Artist T.J. Fu standing by one of his amazing creations.




Over all it was a fantastic four days in Houston. I can’t wait to see what next year brings.

Comicpalooza: Day 3

So today was the final day of the Comicpalooza Convention. I didn’t get nearly as many pictures as I wanted to but still shot some interesting stuff. Enjoy!

 

The youngest attended with me as Darth Vader.

No Houston area conference is complete without Triscelle Publishing! Here’s one of their fabulous authors, Cornelia Amiri.

And here is artist Jeff Balke with one of his biggest little fans.

Comicpalooza: Day 1

So it was day one of Comicpalooza in Houston,Tx today and look who I found roaming the hallways: Jay and Silent Bob. Okay, maybe not the real Jay and Silent Bob but damn good impersonators.

There was a lot to see and do today and many, many people in costume. It was almost overwhelming as the convention covers nearly the entire George R. Brown Convention Center, which is a damn big place.



There’s definitely something for everyone: a mustache emporium, scantily clad women, shirtless men, comics, sci-fi television stars, and Legos.




The costumes ranged from ridiculous to outrageous, from unique to amazing. I didn’t take nearly enough photos but promise to do better tomorrow.





My only disappointment of the day was not getting to meet artist Boris Valejo. However, I’ve been told he did make it into town after all. So I have high hopes for tomorrow.

Speaking of which, what are you doing tomorrow? Whatever it is, change your plans and head downtown to see me!



Comicpalooza!

What’s fun, involves gaming, comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, literature, art, and all kinds of unique people? That’s right, Comicpalooza in Houston, TX. Today is the start of this three day convention that has seriously grown over the past couple of years. This will be my first year attending and I can’t wait!

I know it’s not easy to see on the above diagram, however I’m sure this will be available on site as well. I’ll be just above the “Artist Alley” on the left side of the first floor. I’ll be at booth #1831 alongside authors J.D. Faver and Mina Khan.


Aside from signing books and meeting our readers, all three of us will also be on panels throughout the event. I will be on two Saturday: No Right Way to Write at 1pm, and Vampires and Shifters: Why Do We Love Them? at 6pm. On Sunday I’ll be on: Prose: The Art and Science of Choosing the Right Words at 12pm, and Kick Ass Heroes and Heroines at 3pm. As far as I can tell most if not all of my panels will be in room 3.

So whether you’re a Trekkie, Star Wars fan, Whovian, or none of the above, you should come out to Comicpalooza for a unique and interesting weekend.

Update for the Masses

It’s almost the end of the school year! I’m always happy to see the summer months because that means a little less hectic schedule with the kids. However, this year I’m absolutely ecstatic because I’ll have a high school graduate also! So hopefully when school starts again I won’t be stretched quite as thin.


On the writing front I’ve got a few things going on. I’m currently working on edits for Heather’s Redemption. For those of you who have read Resignation, this book is about that Heather. Yes, I know she wasn’t shown in a very good light in the first book. Hence the name of this one. I promise she is redeemed and with a sexy hero to boot. Once I finish the edits I’ll get a release date. Hopefully very soon.

Also on the writing front, if you’ll be in the Houston area this weekend you can meet me in person! I’ll be attending Comicpalooza for the first time ever and am super-duper excited about it. I get to hang with other dorky, freaky people just like me. I can’t wait! It’s not too late to get one, two or three day passes. There will also be a whole ton of famous people to ogle once you’re done talking to me. 😉


And last but not least I need to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me by buying my books these past two months. I had a new release in April (Lunchtime Sex) and in May (Too Much to Lose). Though I won’t have the numbers in for a couple of months I’ve already had some positive feedback. So I know at least one person bought each of them. Thanks to everyone who did!